- Orca S4 Adult Full Sleeve Wetsuit
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Orca S4 Adult Full Sleeve Wetsuit
Top Features of the Orca S4 Adult Full Sleeve Wetsuit
- Yamamoto #39/#38 cell neoprene
- Full Front SCS Coating
- Fully rubberised
- Excellent levels of buoyancy, flexibility and thermal protection
- Generous fit and comfort
- Flexiseal Neck
Orca’s latest generation s-series speedsuit, the s4 has been completely re-designed with all new performance grade materials, setting a new benchmark for entry level open water swimming wetsuits. building on the popularity of the orca s3, the s4 now offers full neoprene coverage, including premium SCS coated 3-4mm yamamoto 39 cell neoprene across the full front of the wetsuit for hydrodynamics, flexibility, buoyancy and durability. The underarm and shoulder panels use a 2mm yamamoto 39 cell scs coated neoprene for increased range of motion and comfort. The back of the s4 is constructed from 3mm smooth skin neoprene, providing high levels of buoyancy and thermal protection. The silicone-print hydrostroke forearm catch panels aid increased power through the stroke, while speed transition panels on the calves make removing the wetsuit much easier. The new flexiseal neck is constructed from soft, supple 39 cell neoprene.
Smoothskin Quadraflex Powerstretch Lining HydroLift Body Panel HydroStroke Forearm Panels Speed Transition Panels
Modern triathlon wetsuits were invented by Dan Empfield in 1987 and are customized to the needs of triathletes, they generally incorporate the following key features which differentiates them from a normal wetsuit. 1, Thinner and/or more pliable rubber near the shoulders. 2, Long zippers to facilitate quick removal during transition. In addition, tri wetsuits have a very smooth, but often fragile, surface. This slick surface helps to reduce water friction and allows a faster swim. Another advantage of a tri wetsuit is the added buoyancy that the wetsuit provides, this can provide triathletes with a considerable speed and energy saving advantage over swimming without a suit.
About the Orca brand
Whilst working as a swim coach, and from his first hand experience in competing in triathlon, Scott Unsworth realised that the wetsuits used at the time were completely inadequate for swimming. In 1992 Scott started up a company called Performance Speedsuits Ltd, based out of his parent's house in Auckland, New Zealand. He began to develop his "Speedsuits", which featured greater flexibility and buoyancy than other existing wetsuits. The business started with Scott selling his Speedsuits from the back of his car at swim meets and triathlon events. The Speedsuits quickly gained a following amongst athletes and the business started to grow. Scott was taking his first steps towards introducing what would become Orca, to the world. A young New Zealand triathlete named Hamish Carter became one of the first athletes to sign up with the company that is now Orca. Over the next 13 years Hamish Carter went on to become one of the best known triathletes in the world - culminating in a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.
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Magazine reviews for Orca S4 Adult Full Sleeve Wetsuit
Review from 220 Triathlon
After the popularity of the entry-level S3, Orca have somewhat predictably brought out the, wait for it... S4 in 2012. It now features hydro-stroke forearm panels to enhance your catch, speed transition panels in the lower calf for a quick exit, 2mm underarm rubber to ehnance flexibility and, thankfully, keeps the nifty little car key holder just inside the zipper. Once again, Orca have excelled in producing a suit that punches above its price tag in terms of the looks, performance and durability. Okay, so it's a little heavier than some of the really expensive suits on test and flexibility isn't quite as good around the shoulders, but overall it's easily as good as a top of the range offering from five years ago and costs less than half the price.
As ever, how the suit fits you will dictate whether it's a great choice, but assuming you're proportioned relatively normally, you won't go far wrong.
Good performance makes this an excellent budget option
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I am looking to buy my first wetsuit and have the below measurements. I was thinking size 7 fitted most of my requirements but wanted views on the importance of weight as I am on the high/1-2kg above the size 7 weight.
Chest 40-41in (103-105cm)
Waist 32in (81cm)
Weight: Best est. (80-84kg)
Thanks for any guidance....
However I would recommend the Size 8 to provide the best overall fit.
my body is :
i'm looking getting the ORCA S4 wetsuit.
I choosing between M or MT or ML.
my upper body is slight taller than my lower body
This size is ok, fits really well !!
which suit will be the best for a beginner in swiming. S4 or Orca equip.?
And how about the size? i am 177cm 76kg and 98 cm chest
Regarding to the size I'm 1,74cm tall, 73kg and 105 chest and size 7 fits perfect. I'd recommend same size for you ;)
and weight 74
i don´t know what size, or 6 or mt
can you help
I'm thinking of buying either the Orca Equip or S4 wetsuit. I'm 5'11 (1.78); chest 43" (110 cm) and weight 81 kg with fairly strong legs.
Delivery time to sweden??
Thank you very much
Thank you for your enquiry, you would be a size 9 in an Orca wetsuit.
Can You please give me a hint on what size I need?
I am 186 cm tall, chest: 110, weight: 98 kg
Thank You for helping :-)
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